Events

October 20 - November 18, 2019

Sunday, October 20

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Water Harvest Festival

Join us for the second annual Water Harvest Festival— held in memory and celebration of Vaidehi Campbell Williams—on October 20th from 11-3pm at Anna Jean...

Doggo Dreamland

Doggos are taking over The MAH for a special event with the Santa Cruz SPCA. Play with pups. Bring your own doggo or play with all the adorable and adoptable...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Science Sunday—Tales from the Intertidal: Living Where Ocean Meets Land

Every organism inhabiting the intertidal, the interface of land and sea, has a story to tell. Living in an ever-changing and narrow landscape, these...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Monday, October 21

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

Medicare Explained

​Do you have Medicare Questions? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Project Open House

The City of Santa Cruz Transportation and Public Works Commission and Public Works Department welcome the community to “Project Open House.” This special...

Tuesday, October 22

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Cyber Security Workshop

Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn safe online habits from experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that...

Wednesday, October 23

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Your Senior Class Reunion (1915-1965)

Join the party and dance on down to the Senior Class Reunion created in collaboration with our current exhibition, We're Still Here. Santa Cruz is home to...

CodeCombat Coding Club

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. CodeCombat is a real game that...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

THE 3RD ANNUAL PHOTOBOMB! NIGHT

Event Santa Cruz and Hotel Paradox invite you to the 3rd Annual PhotoBomb! Night. Come see and hear stories / lightning talks from local photographers,...

Writer's Open Mic Night

Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your...

Ken Norris Memorial Lecture: Salt Water Intrusion Along Monterey Bay—Is Our Groundwater Too Salty?

The Seymour Center will host a lively and informative panel discussion about the pressing and imminent problem of saltwater intrusion along the Monterey Bay...

Thursday, October 24

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Cyber Security Workshop

Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn safe online habits from experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that...

Tech talks: Android 101

This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your iPhone or iPad! In this hand-on workshop you will get to know the basic...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Start Smart - Teen Driver Safety Class

The California Highway Patrol offers a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents. The primary objective is to provide teens and parents...

Murderous Intent: Secrets of Killer Writers

We are very lucky to once again host one of the many Mystery Writers of America (MWA) NorCal Chapter events scheduled in celebration of Mystery Week October...

Scotts Valley Active Transportation Plan-Public Meeting

We want to hear from you! Join us on October 24th for a public meeting to give your input on ways to improve walking and bicycling in Scotts Valley. ...

Friday, October 25

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

2019 MBEP State of the Region

MBEP’s 5th Annual State of the Region on October 25th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey will be another compelling gathering of leaders from across the...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Free Movie & Food Trucks in the Park

Scotts Valley Recreation and Food Trucks A Go Go have partnered together for an evening of fun with Movie & Food Trucks in the Park on Friday, October 25....

Live Music by Coast Ridge Ramblers

Enjoy live music from Coast Ridge Ramblers out in Abbott Square. Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive...

Saturday, October 26

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Live Oak, CA Oct 26 & 27 10-4pm

The Santa Cruz-Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch Returns with golden leaves and autumn breezes! This year we have a Bumper Crop of beautiful hand-made...

Starting Your Novel with Character and Conflict: A NaNoWriMo Writing Workshop

A novel starts with you. Your life views shape the characters in your books. Which life view will be the theme of your next novel? Get ready for National...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Whose Class Is It Anyway? Comedy Improv

Comedy improv is the art of plugging audience suggestions into scenes and theater games. This supportive and nurturing workshop consists of warm-ups, skill...

Bellies, Birth & Babies

New and expectant families will not want to miss Bellies, Birth & Babies coming to Santa Cruz on Oct. 26th from 2-5pm at the Pacific Cultural Center. This...

Pumpkin Carving

The pumpkins are provided by the Boulder Creek Chapter of the Friends of the Library. Space and tools are provided as well. Event starts at 2:00PM....

Quest for Flight - Local Author Talk by Craig Harwood

As the gilded age drew to a close in nineteenth-century America, a lone inventor based in the west (John Montgomery), worked against insurmountable odds to...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Live Music by Hot Fuse

Enjoy live music from Hot Fuse out in Abbott Square. Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive art and...

Museum of the Macabre: An Evening of Creatures, Curiosities & Cocktails

Come in costume and explore the mysteries of the Museum after dark. Imbibe cauldron-concocted cocktails, feast on freakish foods, and explore the natural and...

Sunday, October 27

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Dia de los Muertos 3K and 5K Run

Dia de los Muertos Festival brings families together for a celebration and some healthy exercise with a 3K or 5K run. The festival features a diverse...

Day Out With Thomas: Halloween Party!

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day...

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Live Oak, CA Oct 26 & 27 10-4pm

The Santa Cruz-Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch Returns with golden leaves and autumn breezes! This year we have a Bumper Crop of beautiful hand-made...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Mi Casa es Tu Casa: Pasajes y Puentes / Passages and Bridges

MI CASA ES TU CASA Exhibit Dates: October 23 – December 15, 2019 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00pm –...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Monday, October 28

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Money Mondays

Lisa Bennett wants the next generation to rule the world financially! Come gain understanding of the importance of your personal money mindset, financial...

Tuesday, October 29

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

TRACTION: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette

Whether in the form of drawing, photography or large-scale installation, Sadie Barnette’s acclaimed artworks relish in the transcendence of the mundane to...

Wednesday, October 30

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. CodeCombat is a real game that...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Thursday, October 31

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Halloween at the Seymour Center

Wear your costume to the Seymour Center on Halloween and receive $2 off regular price admission! Discount available for adults, seniors, and children on...

Last Day Open for Felton Branch Library

Today is the last day the Felton Branch Library will be open for business. Join us in remembering 63 years of library life & times in the historic Belardi...

Tech Talks: Health Apps for Android

This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your iPhone or iPad! In this hand-on workshop you will get to know the basic...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Cyber Security Workshop

Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn safe online habits from experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that...

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

13 Days of Halloween on the Wharf

Join us for 13 days of frightful fun on the Santa Cruz Wharf October 19 - 31! Take part in the Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, snap a photo at our scenic photo...

Friday, November 1

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

November First Friday: Día de los Muertos

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Explore three floors of art &...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

HOT Jazz and Swing Dancing

Dress for the occasion and come out for a nostalgic night of swinging music and dancing with Kylan DeGhetaldi (from Postmodern Jukebox) and the HOT Jazz...

Free Open Rehearsal of the Santa Cruz Symphony - HORIZONS

Witness music coming to life! Enjoy a behind the scenes look as the musicians, soloists and our Maestro rehearse for their performances. Rehearsals are...

Saturday, November 2

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2019-2020

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz, created in partnership with Senderos. Experience vibrant dance performances....

Whose Class Is It Anyway? Comedy Improv

Comedy improv is the art of plugging audience suggestions into scenes and theater games. This supportive and nurturing workshop consists of warm-ups, skill...

HORIZONS

Horizons Antonin Dvořák’s explosive Symphony No. 7, together with No. 8 and No. 9 , represent Dvořák at his best, and they each reveal a somewhat different...

 Jack Callahan (die Reihe) & Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell): What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth

Jack Callahan (die Reihe) and Jeff Witscher’s (Rene Hell) recent collaboration What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth is a multichannel work examining the...

Sunday, November 3

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2019-2020

Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

HORIZONS

Horizons Antonin Dvořák’s explosive Symphony No. 7, together with No. 8 and No. 9 , represent Dvořák at his best, and they each reveal a somewhat different...

Monday, November 4

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

Tuesday, November 5

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Wednesday, November 6

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. CodeCombat is a real game that...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block...

Thursday, November 7

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

Friday, November 8

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Fred Turner: “Machine Politics: The Rise of the Internet and a New Age of Authoritarianism”

In 1989, as Tim Berners-Lee dreamed up the World Wide Web, a deep faith in the democratizing power of decentralized communication ruled American life. Even...

Saturday, November 9

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Art Lande & Paul McCandless in Oregonia

Come to an illuminating entrance into jazz! World-renowned artists Art Lande (piano), Paul McCandless (sax & clarinet), John Guenther (woodwinds) and Tim...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Boulder Creek Writers' Group

Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers' group? The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a...

Whose Class Is It Anyway? Comedy Improv

Comedy improv is the art of plugging audience suggestions into scenes and theater games. This supportive and nurturing workshop consists of warm-ups, skill...

Art Reception for “12x12 (x12): An Open Invitational”

The public is invited to a free reception at the Cabrillo Gallery on Saturday, November 9, 4:00-6:00 pm. Cabrillo Gallery’s final exhibition for the fall...

HOT Jazz & Swing Dancing

Dress for the occasion and come out for a night of swinging music and dancing with Kylan DeGhetaldi and the HOT Jazz Swing ensemble! Featuring our amazing...

Sunday, November 10

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Monday, November 11

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Dance The Broadway Classics

Let your inner stage-performer loose by learning and dancing original choreography set to iconic Broadway musical pieces. Classes will start with a full body...

Tuesday, November 12

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Homework Help

Homework Help is free to all students under 18 years of age. Drop-in. Bilingual assistance is available. Program runs: October 1, 2019, to May 19,...

Wednesday, November 13

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

CodeCombat Coding Club

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn JavaScript and Python. CodeCombat is a real game that...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

R.E.A.D. program

R.E.A.D. is a reading comprehension program for students, grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed...

Code.org at Live Oak Library

Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block...

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl Book & Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber Directed by Lee Ann Payne Set in the late 1930’s, this classic musical comedy tells the...

Thursday, November 14

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Kids Create!

Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! Every Thursday beginning September 19th....

Lego NXT Robotics

With a focus on creative and engineering skills, kids ages 8-18 will learn about robotics and programming. We will break into teams of two, build our robots,...

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl Book & Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber Directed by Lee Ann Payne Set in the late 1930’s, this classic musical comedy tells the...

Friday, November 15

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl Book & Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber Directed by Lee Ann Payne Set in the late 1930’s, this classic musical comedy tells the...

John Rybak + Friends, The Poor Carters, Thomas Koccheim & TFS @ The Blue Lagoon

Come join us as we return with a fun evening of music @ The Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz. We'll be joined by The Poor Carters and Thomas Koccheim & The...

Saturday, November 16

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Money Matters

Financial advisers George Haas and Anthony Rovai cover a variety of topics concerning financial literacy, wealth management, and retirement planning. Join...

Winter Artisan Fair

Come support your local artists and crafts people at the annual Winter Artisan Fair! Westlake Elementary is bringing back this community event for the 8th...

Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection  from the University of Castilla-La Mancha

Opening reception Wed, Oct. 2, 5-7pm Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz The exclusive exhibition features approximately 60 selected works from...

Whose Class Is It Anyway? Comedy Improv

Comedy improv is the art of plugging audience suggestions into scenes and theater games. This supportive and nurturing workshop consists of warm-ups, skill...

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl Book & Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber Directed by Lee Ann Payne Set in the late 1930’s, this classic musical comedy tells the...

The Powers + Sharmi Basu

In their web TV series, “Sistership TV,” multimedia performance art trio and research group The Powers envision a world inhabited by animal kin and monstrous...

Sunday, November 17

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl Book & Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose & Douglas Furber Directed by Lee Ann Payne Set in the late 1930’s, this classic musical comedy tells the...

Monday, November 18

Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

Slightly south of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach, Santa Cruz, California is a laid-back beach town with thrills to get your heart racing. The...

Medicare Explained

​Do you have Medicare Questions? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will...

October 20 - November 18, 2019